Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology

Physics and Chemistry

Authors: Flammer, Josef, Mozaffarieh, Maneli, Bebie, Hans

  • Links clinical ophthalmology directly to its basic science roots
  • Discusses physical and chemical principles in the depth required for a sound understanding of modern ophthalmology
  • Aids residents to prepare for the basic science examination of the International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Contains about 450 illustrations selected to enhance understanding
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Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology aims to link clinical ophthalmology directly to its basic science roots. This first volume describes the physics and chemistry required for a sound understanding of modern ophthalmology. The book opens with an extensive discussion of the interaction of light with matter and the way in which light is used in ophthalmic examinations and treatments. After describing traditional methods of imaging, particular emphasis is placed on modern instrumentation such as OCT. The interaction between light and tissues in different types of laser treatment is also addressed. The chemistry section focuses on compounds particularly relevant to the eye, such as oxygen and water. The origin and consequences of oxidative stress are reviewed, and the physical behavior of chemical compounds in the eye is explained. Understanding is facilitated through the use of many examples taken from the field of ophthalmology. The text is complemented by about 450 figures.

About the authors

Josef Flammer, MD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He studied medicine at the Universities of Fribourg and Bern and submitted his thesis in the field of neurobiology in 1975. After the residency in neurology, medicine, and ophthalmology in Switzerland, he became a Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Since 1987, he has been Head of the Department of Ophthalmology in Basel and also served two years as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the International Chibret Award, the Alfred Vogt Award, the Alcon Award, the William MacKenzie Award, the Montgomery Award, the Medal of the University of Helsinki, the Gold Medal of the Saudi Arabia Ophthalmological Society, and the Georg Bartisch Award among others. He has been an invited Professor and guest lecturer in many places and an honoree member of various organizations. He has been the lead author or co-author on numerous articles as well as a number of books.

Maneli Mozaffarieh, MD, obtained a Bachelor of Science (Major in Microbiology) from McGill University, Montreal, before studying medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, where she graduated in 1999. She then undertook research at the same university before entering general practice in 2003. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Mozaffarieh was a Resident and Research Fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Basel, obtaining Certificates in Basic Science Assessment and in Optics and Refraction, as well as in Clinical Science from the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). Since 2009, she has been a Glaucoma Fellow in the same department.

Hans Bebie, PhD, received a Diploma in Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy from the University of Bern before obtaining his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1964. He subsequently became a postdoctoral fellow at Syracuse University, New York, before returning to the University of Bern, where he became Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1975. From 1983 to 1999, he was Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bern. In 1993, he was awarded the Alfred Vogt Prize, the highest award in Switzerland for scientific research in ophthalmology and related fields. His principal interests have included applications of physics in biology and medicine, with a special focus on optics and the visual system and on visual field analysis.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology
Book Subtitle
Physics and Chemistry
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32261-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32261-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32260-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 396 illustrations in colour
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